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1559Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey

1559King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.

1559 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 13
Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey 
Feb 16
Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy 
Mar 14
Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands 
Apr 2
England & France sign 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis 
Apr 2
Genoa, Italy, expels Jews 
Apr 3
Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis 
May 10
Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen mother Mary 
May 13
Exhumed corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel 
Jun 22
Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted 
Jun 30
King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery. 
Aug 9
Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht 
Aug 14
Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla 
Aug 22
Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic 
Sep 19
5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die 
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